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Old 06-11-2013, 03:17 AM   #1
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Default Just got a Mini!

I have had my eye on it for over 10 years. My grandfather was a collector but has no use for some of his guns anymore so he let it go cheap. Never been fired. Its the older model with the peep hole sight, wooden for grip, and folding aluminum stock.

http://thespecialistsltd.com/files/Ruger%20Mini%2014%20(folding%20stock).jpg

Looks like this.

Can anyone tell me anything I need to know about it? A little history on this model, value, etc?

I have not decided weather or not I want to mess with tac ing it out. I know black stocks are pretty expensive and it looks pretty cool the way it is. I have an AR so I can do mods to it.
Any info appreciated!!

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Old 06-11-2013, 03:31 AM   #2
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The model you have is very collectible, the folding stock is worth $400-500 as never been fired. This is a GB model, government with bayonet lug, prison and police jails would get these. That is awesome to have NIB!

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Thanks for that tid-bit tri,

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Nice configuration!

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Very nice.

On one hand, I would say don't shoot it because it's very collectable in that condition.

On the other hand, I bet your grandfather would love to see you get some enjoyment out of it.


If it was me, I would shoot it and think of my grandfather everytime I did.

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Found this on ebay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ruger-mini-14-stainless-stock-/251287254981?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a81e3 37c5

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I'm new to the gun world.what's a good starter gun?

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Quote:
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Entirely wrong thread. Introduce your self, then try the search function. If your still lost l, start a new thread
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Let us know how it shoots...

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Thanks guys! I think I am going to take that stock off and keep it in the safe so it doesn't get damaged and get another one in black.
What are some good aftermarket stocks in polymer or composite or whatever?
If someone could share links I would appreciate it.

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